Today in science we completed an experiment to answer our question - Is it important to wear your coat outside when it's cold? Or is it just something adults like to say? We filled some cups with warm water and wrapped each one in a 'coat' made from different materials. We recorded the temperature of the water at the beginning and then recorded them again every 10 minutes for half and hour. After half an hour we could see clearly which cups of water were keeping warm. The coat made from cotton wool stayed the warmest and the cup that had no coat and the cup with the paper coat cooled down quickly. So there you go. We scientifically proved that your coat will keep you warmer for longer in the cold weather! (Unless it's made from paper)
Last week we lerned a lot about the Russian artist painter Wassily Kandinsky. We loved finding shapes in some of his abstract paintings and made some circles ourselves using both oil and chalk pastels. What do you think?
In our 1st week back, things got wonderfully wild in 1st class. After reading 'Where the Wild Things Are' by Maurice Sendak, we decided to design and make our own 'Wild Things' out of clay. They were alot of fun to shape and paint. Come and check them out, but be warned... They're wild!
Just before the winter holidays, we had a very small visitor to the classroom. She was very good and enjoyed her visit as all the children in 1st class were very gentle with her. We hope she comes back to visit us in the new year.
The Sam Maguire
The Sam Maguire Cup came to visit Citywest ETNS this month and the lucky boys and girls in 1st class were able to touch it. It was a very exciting day!
We made some very fashionable scarecrows in art this week. We hope you like them!
We have had alot of fun learning about 2D shapes in math this month. We've been playing lots of fun games and activities to help us to learn our shapes. In PE we made some shapes wih our bodies. Can you guess what they are?
We have had a very exciting October in 1st Class. We have been learning our numbers 10-20 and practicing our reading every day. We have been learning all about our friend the hedgehog and made lovely hedge hogs ourselves in art. Our hedgehogs are now hibernating for the Winter and we're looking forward to waking them up in the Springtime!
People at work was our theme for this last week. The children in 1st class have been learning all about the work that different people do in a community. Each child was given a job to research and on Thursday we set up our village and had visitors come in to ask us about our work.
We had a lot of fun at work!